The Riverside Community College women’s tennis team (6-0) kept their record perfect in the sixth meet of the season with a win on March 1 against Cypress Community College (0-1) at RCC. The match was the first of the season for the Cypress team because its scheduled games in the last two weeks were canceled due to heavy rainfall.
The basketball team is on its way to the state tournament after beating Citrus in the regional championship March 5. With the final score of 66-50, this will be the first time since 2001 that the Tigers have advanced to the state tournament. The Tigers started off leading the Citrus Owls 18-9 after 9 minutes of play.
Students in Kathryn Brooks’ Biology class can breathe a sigh of relief, because their instructor will not be using the $141 textbook. Brooks decided not to use the book after learning it was marked up 47 percent over the $96 publishing cost. The average campus bookstore markup is 33 percent.
The Riverside Community College Karate team competed in the 35th International Karate-Do Tournament on Feb. 27 at Costa Mesa High School. Over 600 competitors representing more than 20 countries and 25 states including France, England, Japan, Canada, United States, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Mexico and Greece competed in the event.
The Community Foundation formed a new scholarship to help local high school seniors attend a private university. The Community Scholars initiative was put into place on Jan. 27 to fill the void recently left when Riverside Community College withdrew from the Riverside Scholars Program.
Attention smokers: The Associated Students of Riverside Community College has reassigned the smoking areas on campus. Student Vice President Eddie Sanchez and Health Services worked with Riverside Community College’s Strategic Planning Committee on the relocation of the designated smoking areas.
It is often said that knowing is half the battle, but looking around at the traffic here at RCC, finding a way to get on campus may be the battle itself. Will Luis, like many students who drive to RCC, owns a 2002 Toyota Celica and over the course of the last two years has had custom work done on his car.
Bells rang out every two minutes across the A.G. Paul Quadrangle marking another rape. “Every two minutes a woman is raped,” Latonya Kuzak said over the PA system during the V-Day activities. Tears streamed down the faces of some on lookers as facts about rape were read.
There are so many different reality shows now that it’s hard to keep track of all the different themes flying around on television sets. The fashion industry has even got its own spin on reality TV. “Project Runway” is a new series on the Bravo network, hosted by super model Heidi Klum.
Although Dr. Ron Yoshino has taught at Riverside Community College for many years, few students are aware of his contribution to the student community. Yoshino, who holds a PhD in American History from Claremont Graduate School, was hired at RCC in 1986.